Jemison council votes to increase court costs

Published 7:32 pm Monday, May 16, 2011

The Jemison City Council voted Monday to increase municipal court costs.

Offenders in traffic-related cases will pay $19.50 more, and offenders in non-traffic-related cases will pay $19 more.

The decision was made to make the city’s rate consistent with district court rates, according to discussion at the meeting.

In other business, the council:

•Bought a full-page advertisement for $1,350 in The Clanton Advertiser’s graduation edition. Councilwoman Faye King cast the only vote against the action.

•Bought a full-page ad for $125 in the Jemison High School football program for the upcoming season. King abstained from the vote, while the other council members voted in favor of the ad.

•Held a public hearing for an alcohol license for Rose of Jemison, LLC. No residents were present to give opinions about granting the license.

•Approved a resolution to send a report to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management on the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Grady Parsons with Southwest Water, which operates the plant, presented the resolution for the council’s approval and is handling the report, which is required by ADEM. Parsons said a recent survey of the plant revealed no serious issues.